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‘Laudato Si’’ two years later: Parishes throughout diocese continue to answer...

With the pull out of the United States from the Paris agreement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement on June 1 regretting the withdrawal from the consortium created by the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change and signed by 197 parties in November 2016.

Burlington Diocese to celebrate Year of Creation in 2017

Scientists, activists and people of faith are assisting with the initiative and a forthcoming website will help Catholics in any diocese.

Parish guide on ecology gives practical ideas to combat climate change

ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — In his encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis does not mince words: “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”

‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate...

Dioceses across the U.S. plus efforts abroad are making churches more eco-friendly following last year's encyclical on "Care for Our Common Home."

Climate deal must be transformative, papal envoy tells leaders in Paris

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Heads of state discussing carbon emission limits must create a global and “transformative” agreement built on justice, solidarity and fairness, a papal representative told the U.N. climate conference in Paris.

Vatican U.N. representative reports high interest in papal visit

Requests for copies of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical and the demand for tickets to see him at the United Nations indicate enthusiasm and expectations for Pope Francis' visit are running high, said the Vatican representative.

Ideals worth sacrificing for: Pope to challenge U.S. Congress, U.N.

Along with having a winning smile and a warm embrace, Pope Francis is known for challenging people.

Mayors discuss ways to promote equality, environmental protection in their cities

Many of the mayors who met July 21 with Pope Francis stayed at the Vatican for a second day of discussions focused on city planning that promotes economic growth, equality and environmental protection simultaneously.

Franciscan flavor of Laudato Si’ points to catechesis of ecology

Pope Francis is calling on Catholics, as well as all people of good will, to look at humanity’s relationship with the earth and how that affects the most vulnerable among us, say local theologians.

Religious and civic leaders weigh in on pope’s new encyclical

Leaders of various faith traditions and civic leaders joined their voices with Catholics June 18 in praising Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" and its emphasis on caring for and protecting all of creation.